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Waterfront dining at restaurants in RI offers lush seaside views

Waterfront restaurants can run the gamut from seafood shacks to white-tablecloth food extravaganzas. Enjoy dining by the sea in all its forms during your Rhode Island vacation with family or on a weekend getaway.

70 Winnapaug Road Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-348-8953 Toll-Free: 800-462-8872

Mediterranean inspired fare at this stylish seaside cafe

On Rhode Island’s south coast near Westerly is the summertime tradition that is Maria's Seaside Cafe. Welcoming locals and vacationers with great food since 1994, Maria's blends the atmosphere of a classy, coastal, sidewalk cafe with the warmth of an Italian trattoria. Enjoy our newly renovated intimate dining room that opens up to a covered patio and terrace creating a unique al fresco waterfront dining experience. Maria’s serves the finest local seafood, plus fresh pastas and grilled Mediterranean inspired cooking. This breezy, elegant space serves lunch, dinner as well as craft cocktails and hand selected wines at our horseshoe bar.

117 Memorial Boulevard Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-847-1300 Toll-Free: 866-793-5664

At The Spiced Pear, Enjoy Fine Dining with Ocean Views

At The Spiced Pear Restaurant at Newport's Chanler at Cliff Walk, the dining experience reflects the elegance and comfort of the local lifestyle. Chef Thomas Duffy has designed an extensive menu of contemporary New England dishes with classic French influences. Start off with a glass of wine and shaved vegetable salad or wild burgundy escargot. Move on to rich entrees like Maine Diver Scallops, Berkshire Pork Chops, or Butter Poached Lobster. If you can't bear to make a choice, don't. Instead, take advantage of our Chef’s Tasting Menu option, a six-course dinner that can be experienced with or without wine pairings. For breakfast or lunch, enjoy a meal at The Veranda, an enclosed dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer spectacular ocean views.

49 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-847-9000 Toll-Free: 800-955-2558

Enjoy waterfront dining in Newport that's innovative and exciting

Saltwater in Newport is everything a great casual waterfront restaurant should be. We craft our menus using locally-sourced, in-season ingredients. And our innovative farm-to-table fare is prepared on Himalayan salt blocks, recognized for high mineral content and therapeutic properties. Allow the natural vitality salt blocks impart to our cuisine to tantalize your taste buds. We're also known for our signature sangria and bar libations. Summer evenings Thursday through Saturday and on Sunday afternoons enjoy live music on our harborside patio. We serve breakfast, too. Our bar is open daily until 1:00 a.m., with a late-night menu from 10:00 p.m. to midnight. and take-out until midnight. Discover how dining can be an inspiring experience.

159 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-596-2610

Oceanside dining with the perfect ocean view

Dine by the Atlantic on Misquamicut Beach at this 350 seat deck restaurant serving delicious food and drink. Couples, friends, families and kids will find a new and expansive lunch and dinner menu to meet their summertime appetites. There’s great seafood and modern American fare including a Raw Bar, great appetizers including Paddy’s Famous Smoked Wings, Open Faced Jalapeno Poppers, Avocado Toast, Clam Cakes and Chowder, Burrata & Tomato Salad. Choose from an amazing offering of sandwiches like the Smoked Turkey Rachel, Pastrami Sliders or Tuna Tacos. Want something more? Try the Fisherman’s or Clam Strip Platter. Then quench that thirst with punches, coladas and margaritas, beer and wine, or take it up a notch with the award-winning Signature Specialty Drink Menu with take home souvenir cups. From May-September there’s seven miles of white sand, events, amusements, live music and fun just waiting for you – beachside.

65 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-348-8200

Eat, drink and be inspired

Dine on the waterfront at The Kitchen at Pleasant View Inn. Offering full-service dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant features a full bar serving cocktails, beer and wines, fresh, high quality local seafood and traditional American fare. Four dining rooms all feature stunning oven views. The main dining room is highlighted by classic antique furniture and has recently transitioned away from a formal to more family-friendly ambiance and attire. Guests seeking a casual atmosphere can enjoy The Upper Hatch. A classic wrap-around bar, this is ideal for relaxing and savoring a bite to eat. Full meals from The Kitchen menu can be provided or for those on the go, light snacks like crab cakes, chicken wings, a shrimp cocktail or clams can be ordered up.